Laura Carpender has been creating with fiber and fabric since she was three years old, when her Grandmother gave her a needle, thread, and some fabric for making doll clothes. Laura has won numerous awards for her fashion creations and her unique quilts. Whether spinning yarn, weaving fabric, sewing quilts, or fashioning clothes, Laura is happiest when creating one of a kind items. Her newest interest is recycling fiber and fabric to make "new items."
Laura is also a gourd artist. Her gourds have won prizes at the county fair. Intricate carvings, basket-gourds, purses — from whinsical to practical, Laura's gourds captivate art lovers everywhere.
Here are a few samples of Laura's work